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Review: Propellerhead Reason 10

Reason 10 has landed with new instruments, effects and a bunch of brand new loop content, making the bundled content bigger and better than ever. Hollin Jones spent some time getting to know it.

Review: Soniccouture Canterbury Suitcase

The Fender Rhodes sound has never gone out of fashion but real models are out of reach for many people. Hollin Jones , an ex-owner, road tested the Canterbury Suitcase to see how it measured up.

Review: Endorphin.es Shuttle Control

If you’re looking to integrate your home or mobile studio with your eurorack system, could endorphin.es have come up with the perfect USB/CV interface? Scott Riesterer finds out.

Review: NI Maschine MK3

With the latest generation of Maschine hardware, NI has made great strides in enhancing and streamlining the capabilities and power of the system. Hollin Jones dives deep into the new features…

Interface Design For Electronic Music Instruments Explored With Push Turn Move Author Kim Bjorn

This extract from the live Masterclass delves into the fascinating world of interface design for music. Who decides how our gear should work, and how do they go about making it? Find out - for free!

Review: Yamaha SessionCake

These ultra portable, personal monitoring mixers offer private monitoring on the go in a range of situations. But could Matt Vanacoro have his SessionCake, and eat it?

Review: Sample Logic Trailer Xpressions

Even if you're not already composing music to picture, Matt Vanacoro thinks Sample Logic's latest instrument will inspire you to start. It is called Trailer Xpressions, after all.

6 Acoustic Drum Plug-Ins Worth Exploring

Using a sample-based acoustic drum instrument can be a lot easier than recording a real drum kit. Joe Albano takes you through some of the best on the market.

Review: Neumann KH80 DSP Monitors

Neumann might be more usually associated with getting sound in to your system, but the KH80 DSP monitors do just the opposite. Matt Vanacoro spent a month testing them out and liked what he heard...

Review: Cinematic Studio Solo Strings

If you're looking for an affordable but great-sounding solo string instrument collection for your scores or soundtracks, Cinematic Studio's latest release may be just the ticket.

Review: Gothic Instruments Dronar Cinematic Atmospheres

You can never have too many sounds when it comes to creating great scores and soundtracks, but will Dronar Cinematic Atmospheres fit the bill for Matt Vanacoro?

Review: Boss DR-01S Rhythm Partner

Not all drum machines are aimed at electronic musicians. The Boss DR-01S Rhythm Partner brings something new to the table for acoustic and other live performers.

Review: Komplete Kontrol MK2

NI's brand new Komplete Kontrol 2 hardware and software bring a raft of updates and improvements to this powerful platform. Matt Vanacoro put it through its paces and liked what he found...

Review: ROLI Seaboard Block

Bringing the functionality of its high-end Seaboard hardware to the BLOCKS family is a welcome move from ROLI, making it more accessible and affordable to users. Hollin Jones plugs in.

Review: Wave Alchemy Berlin Techno

Berlin is a world leader in producing great techno music. But what if you're not nearby and still want those signature sounds? Wave Alchemy's Berlin Techno collection could be just the ticket.